Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds everyone there may be an increase in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. If so, drivers should remain alert to changes along their normal route. Regardless of traffic patterns, safety should remain a priority.
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Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, invites the public to visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol's YouTube channel.
Missouri continues to see record numbers of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and local public health experts with the One for All Missouri campaign are urging Missourians to do everything possible to stop the spread and reduce the strain on our hospitals.
Healthcare professionals throughout the state spoke out on Friday, Nov. 13, to call on the public and on state officials to do more to help slow down the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in Missouri. That state is now averaging nearly 4,000 new cases daily with 2,525 people hospitalized at the end of last week.
The fallen leaves on the lawn and morning frost on the windshield are reminders that winter – and the potential for heavy snowfall and ice storms – is right around the corner. To emphasize the importance of planning ahead, Nov. 16-20 has been designated as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Missouri by the National Weather Service and the State Emergency Management Agency.